Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral hopefuls introduce themselves

Polls open on 4 May when the public will vote for a new mayor for the combined authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The new role comes with more local freedom to make decisions about apprenticeships, affordable housing and transport schemes, with power and money transferred from central government.

In total, seven candidates are hoping they will secure your vote, but who are they and why should you vote for them?

We've put them all under the microscope as they aim to secure your tick in their box.

The full list of candidates:

  • Paul Bullen - UKIP
  • Rod Cantrill - Liberal Democrats
  • Peter Dawe - Independent
  • Stephen Goldspink - English Democrats
  • Julie Howell - Green Party
  • James Palmer - Conservative
  • Kevin Price - Labour
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